Morgantown Christmas Parade

The parade will be on December 5, 2014.  We will meet at the top of High Street in the parking lot behind Panera, between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  The parade will start at 6:30 pm.

Anyone with an amateur radio technician license or above,  who would like to help coordinate the parade lineup should contact n80zy@comcast.net.

Bring your handheld radio with the frequency set to 146.76/-offset/PL103.5. Backup simplex frequency is 146.55 with no PL tone. Make sure you bring a reflective vest.   This is a great time to meet fellow HAMS in the area.  We hope to see you there.

New VE Liason needed

It is with regret that I must inform the club that I am stepping down as the VE Liason effective July 1, 2014.

My job duties are ever increasing and I just do not feel that I can devote the time to properly administrate the VE testing exams.

If anyone is interested in taking over for please let me know and I will help get you setup.

Jacob Tennant – WF8S

ALL DUES ARE NOW DUE!!

If you remember, we changed everything last year so that dues would be paid on July 1st for everyone.  I have a record of those of you who paid dues since last July and can pro rate what you owe, so if that is you, please contact me at k8mig@comcast.net.  Otherwise, you now need to pay your dues.  I can accept checks, cash, debit/credit cards in
person.  You can mail your dues to:

Mon Wireless Assoc.

PO Box 4263,

Morgantown, WV 26504  

I will be at the MCARC Hamfest on the 21st, and Field Day on 6/28 and 6/29.

Field Day Antenna Planning Meeting

We had a meeting at the Mason-Dixon Park site for Field Day 2014 on 5/23/2014 and it was a small short meeting.

We did some measuring and head scratching but think we have the setup figured out.

Basically we will be using 2 fiberglass push-up masts at approx. 30′ high. One at each end of the Annex Bldg., the mast nearest the parking lot will have the 80 meter and the 40 meter antennas in a NVIS-style layout. On the other end of the Annex will be the 20 meter and 15 meter antennas also in a NVIS-style layout.

Since 80 meters is mostly a night time band and 10 meters is mostly a day time band, these two stations will share the 80 meter dipole.

Welcome to the new W8MWA website

Change has came to the W8MWA website as we have remodeled the place, added some new links, and other changes are in progress.

We will forever be grateful to Bill Shultz WR8S for his dilligent performed duties as webmaster for the last few years, but at his request, he has retired from the webmaster position.

Randy Crowe N8OZY and Jacob Tennant WF8S have taken up the task to continue the W8MWA website and move into the future.

Please be patient as we hope to expand this website and add as much new features as we have time to.